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You've actually been told a lot of lies, but right now I'm going to focus on just one. It comes in many different forms: 1. Organics yield less/much less/half as much as conventional ag. 2. ...
by Jill Richardson
Comment Count 681 comments on Mon Jun 22, 2009 at 06:35 PM PDT with 934 Recommends
Look, I don't do meta. Normally, it's not my thing, but I think we are all going a bit stir crazy in here. There is no opposition party that's worth a damn so we are debating ourselves. That's fine. ...
by Muzikal203
Comment Count 514 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2009 at 09:38 AM PDT with 424 Recommends
The phrase "carbon sequestration" is often used in connection with so-called "clean coal" technology that doesn't exist . ...
by desmoinesdem
Comment Count 185 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2008 at 05:40 AM PST with 220 Recommends
A hat tip to Sam Knight over at Washington Monthly for picking up on a story in The Guardian by John Vidal . Sumant Kumar was overjoyed when he harvested his rice last year. There had been good ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 87 comments on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM PST with 188 Recommends
When companies can successfully pass the accountability buck to avoid ...
by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse
Comment Count 112 comments on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 07:00 PM PDT with 129 Recommends
The American model of agriculture comes with a heavy price. I'm not going to go into a big diatribe here about the giant agribusiness corporations and their lobbyists that control so much of ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 07:51 AM PDT with 72 Recommends
Dedicated to Orangeclouds who lost her job but has the best damn food blog on the web. Drop in, pre-order her book and check out exmearden's ...
by TheFatLadySings
Comment Count 149 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2009 at 07:02 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
The sharp increase in food prices over the last couple of years has raised serious concerns about the food and nutrition situation of poor people in developing countries, about runaway inflation, ...
by Asinus Asinum Fricat
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2008 at 07:23 AM PDT with 53 Recommends
Long-fought small victories are what Pete Seeger meant when he spoke of a “teaspoon brigade” and the power of small. When asked to comment upon the size of an assembled crowd of tens of ...
by occupystephanie
Comment Count 66 comments on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 12:53 PM PST with 51 Recommends
The children at the school wore ragged clothes, and many lacked shoes. They had never seen a mzungu - a white person - before, so they were fascinated by me. They crowded around me, begging for me ...
by Jill Richardson
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:41 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Iowa Democrat Ed Fallon, unsuccessful candidate in the 2006 gubernatorial primary and this year's third Congressional district primary, wrote Barack Obama a letter applying for the job of "White ...
by desmoinesdem
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 10:23 PM PST with 37 Recommends
My cousin, Jack Hedin, is an organic farmer in Minnesota. He supplies fresh produce to local markets and "Whole Paycheck" type high end grocery stores in the Chicagoland area. Today he had a ...
by winstnsmth
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 06:04 AM PST with 37 Recommends
This last weekend was Common Ground, the annual fair put on by the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association (MOFGA). Their whole fairground is dedicated to stuff grown or made in Maine, so ~ in ...
by mayim
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 03:37 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
If this has been diaried before that's all right. It needs as much exposure as possible to get widespread support. Monsanto is about to take a step that some say will endanger the future of ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 54 comments on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 05:06 PM PST with 35 Recommends
At the United States Social Forum in Detroit I concentrated on three areas: reclaiming the commons, organic farms and the end of mountaintop removal. My idea was that this trinity of issues make a ...
by Reverend Billy
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jun 28, 2010 at 11:51 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Yes that's right. The man has his head on straight. Here'e the way it comes down: 300,000 organic farmers sue Monsanto in federal court . I love things like this because they show me how stupid I ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 05:21 PM PST with 32 Recommends
We've all heard of the term "peak oil," which refers to the zenith of petroleum production. But, my fellow Kossaks and non-Kossaks, have you heard of Peak Food? Some may, but most haven't heard of ...
by Johnny Venom
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 08:03 AM PST with 30 Recommends
The news has been pretty awful lately with Congress living up to it's reputation of being less popular than VD and cockroaches and Gov. Walker trying to sell off state assets to fix a great big hole ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon May 20, 2013 at 01:28 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
I do most of my writing at the Iowa progressive community blog Bleeding Heartland . Last year at this time I was scrambling to make as many phone calls ...
by desmoinesdem
Comment Count 54 comments on Thu Jan 01, 2009 at 06:12 AM PST with 24 Recommends
(This on-the ground report from my Villages Group colleagues Erella and Ehud was originally posted by me - with pictures -
by Assaf
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 08:01 AM PDT with 23 Recommends